A U.S. man has been sentenced to a six-month jail term, in part, for spitting on a immigration officer during an interview after he illegally entered Canada.
Justice Nathan Smith said the attack by Robert Dosson was a “particularly degrading and insulting form of assault” that carried “risks and fears of the transmission of disease.” The incident arose from circumstances that occurred on Nov. 26, 2017.
According to court documents, Dosson had previously been deported from Canada and, on that day, he showed up at the Aldergrove border crossing, seeking admission into Canada.
He was refused entry and told to return to the U.S. Instead, he physically resisted and had to be restrained and handcuffed, the documents state.
Dosson was then transported to the American side of the border, and he was later charged with obstructing an immigration officer in the performance of his duties.
He then showed up on Feb. 1 of this year at the Canada Border Services Agency in Vancouver, and had an interview with an immigration officer the following day. During that meeting, he spit in her face, and was subsequently charged with assault.